Dedicated Family Law Attorney Serving Oklahoma City Families

Doug Carel is an experienced family law attorney who has been practicing divorce and family law in Oklahoma since 1994. Family law continues to remain one of the main areas of his practice. Doug understands that these kinds of legal issues are mentally taxing and that you may be coming to his office from a place of anxiety. It is his promise to do everything in his power to reduce your stress and obtain the resolution you want as quickly as possible.


Divorce is an often traumatic event in the life of a couple or family. Though recent changes in the law do somewhat ease the process for a few, this area of law is usually hostile and stressful. Attorney Carel will provide you with a realistic outlook regarding your case, effective and reasonably priced representation, and personal service to get you through your time of need. Doug is an experienced divorce lawyer who will take the time to get to know you and understand your needs. Let him help you achieve a fair and reasonable settlement of all issues stemming from the breakdown of your marriage.


Alimony is often necessary for one spouse to receive financial support to achieve a degree of fiscal stability following divorce. Spousal support is based on many factors, including the needs of the receiving spouse and the ability of the paying spouse to pay. Whether the issue is temporary alimony for a period of a few months or long-term alimony for a period of years, Mr. Carel is well equipped to assist you. No matter if you are trying to obtain an award of alimony, or fighting to avoid one, he is ready to help you achieve your goals.

Child Custody

One of the most common areas of family law is the issue of child custody. Doug will provide a realistic outlook for your case and work tirelessly to help you achieve your goals, all while keeping the best interests of your child(ren) in mind.

Child Support

Child support is a very frequently litigated and surprisingly complex area of law. Principal attorney Doug Carel has represented hundreds of people in child support issues in both administrative and District Courts in Oklahoma. Man or woman, paying or receiving, Mr. Carel is here to provide you with the best representation possible. His years of experience give him an understanding of Oklahoma child support laws that will provide you with an excellent result.

Child Support Hearings

If a parent wants to initiate or modify a child support agreement, a child support hearing is necessary in order for a judge to rule on the agreement. During the hearing, both parents will present their case, and the judge will determine whether an agreement or modifications are appropriate. Even if both parents are in agreement, a hearing is still necessary to get the approval of the court. Doug Carel Attorney at Law understands the child support hearing process inside and out. Mr. Carel will diligently represent your position and back it up with convincing evidence, so you can secure the outcome you are looking for.

Deprived Children

Deprived juvenile court cases involve children who are in an unsafe or inappropriate environment and the State intervenes to protect them. In deprived cases, parents are entitled to trial by jury if the State is seeking to terminate their parental rights to their child. It is important that you have an attorney representing you who is knowledgeable in this process and has experience in dealing with the State and in conducting juvenile court jury trials. Doug Carel has represented mothers, fathers, and minor children in deprived cases, from working out individualized service plans to jury trials.

Get the Help You Deserve

You owe it to yourself and your family to obtain high-quality legal counsel to get you through this difficult time. Doug takes pride in taking excellent care of his clients and is committed to providing the support you need. With over 20 years of experience, he is more than equipped to handle your case.

Doug Carel Attorney at Law helps clients in Moore, Oklahoma City, and throughout western Oklahoma with a wide range of family law issues, including separation, divorce, child custody and support, spousal support, visitation, adoption, paternity, and more. Contact the office today at (405) 692-8918 to schedule a free consultation with an approachable and successful family lawyer.